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2017 MSBA Fall ConferenceSpringfield, Missouri
Registration will open July 1, 2017.
University Plaza Hotel
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806
Experienced Beekeeping InstructionBeginning Friday, 12:30 pm thru Saturday 3:30 pm Dr. Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State University works in Zachary Huang’s honeybee lab. She owns and manages The Sand Hill Farm, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan. She is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator initiative and teaches in multiple venues. Erin MacGregor-Forbes is past-president and member of the Maine State Beekeepers Association and an EAS Master Beekeeper, as well as Chairman of the Eastern Apiculture Society. She co-owns Overland Apiaries which is a small, sustainable, non-migratory beekeeping operation based in Jefferson and Portland, Maine. Topics: Sustainable late-season nucs; Small-scale queen rearing; Towards treatment-free with Varroa Management
So You Wanna be a BeekeeperFriday 12:30 – 4:30 A series of classes designed for people exploring beginning beekeeping taught by area club presidents and leaders. There will be opportunities to sign up for 2018 Beginning Beekeeping Classes with area clubs.
Saturday Breakout Session announced soon!Conference Questions email email@example.com
Missouri State FairAugust 10 - 20, 2017 isn't that far away. The Missouri State Fair Committee has been busy making preparations since the close of the 2016 fair. Dean Sanders is the MSBA's Missouri State Fair Chairman. He is setting dates for local clubs to work the fair booth, plus individuals are always welcome to work. It is a great way to meet with Missourians, both beekeepers and bee friendly folks. To schedule your time to work the fair booth please contact Dean Sanders at (816) 456- 4683. Help is needed with the cash drawer, educating people about honey bees, assistance with the observation hive, restocking, and visiting with the fair visitors. It is a lot of work, but certainly a lot of fun. Please consider entering the apiculture contest. This year, like last year, entries will need to be entered into competition on Monday before the fair begins. Entries must arrive no later than 5:00 PM on Monday August 7, 2017. Judging is arranged by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and will be on Tuesday, August 8th. There are individual and group competitions. The competition entries are so beautiful it is worth the trip to Sedalia to see them for yourself. Competition entries will be on display until the end of the fair and must be picked up after 6 PM on August 20, 2017.
Competition entry forms and information can be found here...
Call Dean Sanders to set up your time at the MSBA fair booth. Dean and the Fair Committee look forward to seeing you each year. Thanks for your competition entries and assistance with the booth! We will see you in August.